GUWAHATI, Feb 28 - Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) today hailed the State government�s step to improve the ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati with the introduction of new vessels, including a Roll On Roll Off (RO RO) vessel.
In a joint statement here today, SGBG chief adviser Dhiren Barua, its president KK Barua and general secretary Satyen Doloi said that the voluntary organisation has been demanding improvement in the ferry services between Guwahati and North Guwahati for the past about 21 years, since 1998. They also reminded that in 2001, the SGBG had held a public meeting at the North Guwahati Auniati Kamaldev Boys� High School, where the demand for construction of a road bridge across the Brahmaputra to link Guwahati with North Guwahati was also raised, besides the improvement in ferry services between the two places. The meeting had been attended, among others, by the then MP Indramani Bora, the then Ministers Pradyut Bardoloi and Hemaprabha Saikia and MLA Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Moreover, Guwahati should be extended to North Guwahati on the north to develop the capital city into a smart city in the true sense of the term, they said.